Greg Randall Lee
Professor of Law

B.S., Butler University
J.D., Harvard University Law School 

E-mail: GLee@widener.edu
Phone: 717.541.3940

Greg Randall Lee is Professor of Law at Widener's Harrisburg campus. Professor Lee received a B.S. from Butler University in 1980, and a J.D. from Harvard Law School in 1983, where he served as Managing Editor, Harvard Environmental Law Review.

Following graduation from law school, Professor Lee served as an Instructor at Villanova from 1983-84, Instructor at Pittsburgh from 1984-87, and Visiting Assistant Professor at Pittsburgh from 1987-89.

Professor Lee joined the faculty at Widener in 1989 as Visiting Assistant Professor and served in that capacity from 1989-90. He served as Assistant Professor of Law from 1990-92, Associate Professor of Law from 1992-1999, and as Professor of Law since July 1999. Professor Lee teaches and writes in the areas of Torts, Professional Responsibility, Advanced Torts, and Constitutional Law.

Professor Lee is a former Chairperson of the Executive Committee of the Association of American Law Schools Section on Professional Responsibility and also served for five years as the Section's newsletter editor. He is also a former Academic Vice Chair of the Pennsylvania Bar Association Professionalism Committee. Professor Lee has spoken at judicial conferences of the Pennsylvania Commonwealth and Superior Courts and the Pennsylvania Trial Judges Association and has also done programs for Pennsylvania’s Legislative and Executive branches. In addition, Professor Lee has presented many programs for the Pennsylvania Bar Institute and has spoken at conferences at numerous universities and law schools including Carnegie Mellon, Duke, Fordham, Oklahoma, New York University, Notre Dame, Penn, Pepperdine, and Saint John’s. Professor Lee has advised executive agencies of Connecticut, North Carolina, and Pennsylvania on mental health and disability issues. He also has taught a law course for homeschoolers and reviewed law school accreditation issues for Franciscan University.

Selected Recent Publications

  • The Aspiration to be a Catholic Social Scientist in the Eyes of Robert Coles: The Search for Wisdom in an Information Age, 47 J. Cath. Legal Stud. 129 (2008).
  • A Rose by any Other Word Would Smell as Sweet, But Would It Still Be Treasured: The Mislabeling and Misunderstanding of Parents and Grandparents in American Policy, 15 Elder L.J. 607 (2007).
  • Reflecting on Negligence Law and the Catholic Experience: Comparing Apples to Elephants, 20 St. Thomas L. Rev. 3 (2007)
  • Judaism and John Paul II: Coming to Grips with What Law Means in the Hands of God, 45 J. Cath. Legal Stud. 415 (2006).
  • Who's Afraid of William Shakespeare?: Confronting Our Concepts of Justice and Mercy in “The Merchant of Venice”, 32 U. Dayton L. Rev. 1 (2006).
  • Nineteenth Century Visions of a Twenty-First Century Bar: Were Dickens' Expectations for Lawyers Too Great?, 15 Widener L.J. 283 (2006). (AALS sponsored program).
  • Dorothy Day and Innovative Social Justice: A View from Inside the Box, 12 William & Mary J. Women & L. 187 (2005).
  • Bruce Springsteen's Hope and the Lawyer as Poet Advocate, 14 Widener L.J. 867 (2005).
  • Lessons to be Learned, Lessons to Lived Out: Catholicism at the Crossroads of Judaism and American Legalism, 49 St. Louis U.L.J. 367 (2005).
  • Why “To Kill a Mockingbird” Matters 50 Years Later, The Patriot News (Harrisburg PA), Nov. 1, 2010, at A11.
  • Democracy Will Live As Long As Citizens Maintain Respect, The Patriot News (Harrisburg PA), Nov. 2, 2010, at A11.
  • First Be Reconciled: Challenging Christians in Court (Book Review), 64 Interpretation: J. Bible & Theo. 220 (2010).
  • Finding Marriage Amidst a Sea of Confusion: A Precursor to Considering the Public Purpose of Marriage, in The Law of Marriage 96 (K. Padmaja, ed., Amicus Books (U. of India Press) (2007)).
  • Epilogue, in Recovering Self-Evident Truths: Catholic perspectives on American Law 341 (Michael Scaperlanda & Teresa Stanton Collett eds., Catholic Univ. of America (2007)).
  • The Continuing Moral Fashioning of a Law Professor, Orange county law., June 2005, at 18
  • A Tribute to my Friend David Orgon Coolidge, 11 Widener J. Pub. L. 353 (2002).
  • Epilogue, in Recovering Self-Evident Truths: Catholic perspectives on American Law (Michael Scaperlanda & Teresa Stanton Collett eds. 2007).
  • Finding Marriage Amidst a Sea of Confusion: A Precursor to Considering the Public Purposes of Marriage, in The Law of Marriage (2007).